COM 140 Waiver

COM 140 Waiver Exam Academic Policy

Only students who are extremely proficient in the content of COM 140 should attempt this exam (Word, Excel, Acce ss, PowerPoint, Windows/Internet). Students are ineligible to take the exam if they have received a grade of W or F in the course at Saint Leo. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 60% to pass. If you receive a passing score, you are exempt from taking the course. However, you will not receive credit for the course. Additionally, you are required to replace those 3 credits by completing another course at Saint Leo or by using transfer credits. If you receive a score below 60%, you are required to enroll in the course. There is no charge for the test.

Waiver Testing Information

The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Windows/Internet. Any student can take the COM140 Waiver Exam. The student has to decide whether s/he wants to take the Office 2003 Waiver Exam or the Office 2007 Waiver Exam. If s/he picks one, takes it and fails, s/he does not get to try the other. The policy is very clear: barring some clear system malfunction, certified personal situation, or something clearly wrong, students get one and only one attempt to take the test. Should the student fail to log in and take the test during one term, s/he can try again in another term but should s/he log in and try the test and quit, s/he cannot do it again.

Exam Min. Passing Score Questions Time Allotted
COM 140 – Office 2007/2010 60 50 75 Minutes
Access 2003 60 20 30 Minutes
Access 2007/2010 60 20 30 Minutes

Waiver Testing Procedure

  • The Waiver exam may be taken only once.
  • Students must request enrollment in the Waiver.
  • The exam must be completed within the designated testing period.
  • Emails are sent to qualified students at the beginning of the testing period with access instructions.
  • Requests to enroll in the Waiver are accepted during the registration periods only.
  2014SU1 2014SU2 2014FA1 2014FA2 2015SP1
Registration starts 3/10/2014 5/12/2014 7/7/2014 9/1/2014 10/27/2014
Registration ends 5/11/2014 7/6/2014 8/31/2014 10/26/2014 1/11/2014
Waiver open to students 5/5/2014 6/30/2014 8/25/2014 10/20/2014 1/5/2014
Last day for waiver 6/29/2014 8/24/2014 10/19/2014 12/14/2014 3/1/2014

Click here to access the COM 140 waiver registration form.

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